Elisabeth Richards

Call - 2016 Joined Chambers - 2016
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Public Law Children

Elisabeth was a solicitor for 15 years prior to her call to the Bar in 2016 when she joined St Ives Chambers.  As a solicitor, she spent 7 years working as an associate solicitor in private practice representing parents, extended family members and children of all ages in both private and public law Children Act proceedings.  Subsequently, Elisabeth was employed by Birmingham City Council as a Senior Solicitor and then in a seconded role as Child Sexual Exploitation Co-ordinator, exclusively representing the local authority in public law Children Act proceedings.  Throughout her career as a child care and family law solicitor Elisabeth has gained significant experience and respect as a family law advocate representing a diverse array of clients.

Public law proceedings

Within public practice Elisabeth has represented the child, parents, grandparents and other extended family members in complex care proceedings involving allegations of significant neglect, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse and non-accidental injuries. She has regularly represented clients with significant learning difficulties, mental ill-health and drug and alcohol dependencies.

Elisabeth has extensive experience in representing the local authority in complex care proceedings, including advocating in finding of fact hearings and final hearings before the High Court.  Her practice includes significant expertise in areas such as forced marriage and the validity of marriage, removal from the jurisdiction including cases with an international element, child sexual exploitation, significant non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, adoption and placement proceedings and protracted parental neglect.

Elisabeth represents her clients with a passion and determination ensuring each and every client receives the best legal service and advice possible.

Qualifications

LLB Law – University of De Montfort

Admitted as a Solicitor 2001

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Inner Temple

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Relevant Articles

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  • Child Care Conference 2017

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